Houston Astros at Cleveland Indians MLB Parlay 8/1/2019
Thursday, August 1, 2019
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Probable Pitchers: Gerrit Cole vs. Danny Salazar
George Springer and the Houston Astros (69-39, 1st in AL West) go to Progressive Field on Thursday where they'll meet the Cleveland Indians (62-44, 2nd in AL Central). The odds on this contest have the Astros coming in at -205 and the Indians are at +190. The total is set at 8.5.
The Astros have been excellent for bettors, having gone 69-39-0 SU. The Indians cover 58.5% of the time, going 62-44-0 straight up. The Astros have been a great option for MLB wagerers as a favorite, going 67-34-0 SU. Cleveland covers 57.9% of the time as an underdog, having gone 11-8-0 straight up.
Valuable Houston Astros Betting Trends
The Astros have been a very good Under option for over/under bettors, having gone 46-58-4.
The Astros cover 54.7% of the time as the visitor, having gone 29-24-0 straight up.
Important Cleveland Indians Betting Trends
Cleveland covers 59.3% of the time at Progressive Field, going 32-22-0 SU.
The Indians have been a hot and cold Over option for over/under bettors, having gone 46-56-4.
Key Houston Astros Injuries
7/31/2019 Ryan Pressly RP Knee Probable for Jul 31
7/29/2019 Jake Marisnick CF Suspension Suspended until Aug 1
7/28/2019 Josh James RP Shoulder Expected to be out until at least Aug 15
7/21/2019 Brad Peacock SP Shoulder Expected to be out until at least Aug 15
6/9/2019 Lance McCullers SP Elbow Out for the season
Key Cleveland Indians Injuries
7/30/2019 Danny Salazar SP Shoulder Expected to be out until at least Aug 1
7/30/2019 Bradley Zimmer CF Side Expected to be out until at least Aug 3
7/30/2019 Dan Otero RP Shoulder Expected to be out until at least Aug 5
7/26/2019 Jefry Rodriguez SP Shoulder Expected to be out until at least Aug 23
7/18/2019 Corey Kluber SP Forearm Expected to be out until at least Aug 20
7/13/2019 Christian Arroyo 3B Elbow Expected to be out until at least Aug 12
7/12/2019 Carlos Carrasco SP Illness Expected to be out until at least Aug 20
7/12/2019 Cody Anderson RP Elbow Out for the season
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Astros have a 69-39 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Gerrit Cole has a 12-5 record with an earned run average of 2.94 and a WHIP of 1.00 this season. He has 212 strikeouts over his 143.2 innings pitched and he's given up 107 hits. He's allowed 6.7 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 3.08. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.81 and they have given up 312 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .225 against the bullpen and they've struck out 391 hitters and walked 130 batters. As a team, Houston allows 7.4 hits per nine innings while striking out 10.2 batters per nine innings. They are 3rd in the league in team earned run average at 3.73. The Astros pitchers collectively have given up 796 base hits and 403 earned runs. They have allowed 158 home runs this season, ranking them 8th in the league. Houston as a pitching staff has walked 302 batters and struck out 1,099. They have walked 2.8 men per 9 innings while striking out 10.2 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.13 and their FIP as a unit is 4.10.
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As a team Houston is hitting .270, good for 3rd in the league. The Astros hold a .476 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .346, which is good for 2nd in baseball. They rank 5th in MLB with 9.3 hits per game. George Springer is hitting .292 with an on-base percentage of .377. He has 87 hits this season in 298 at bats with 61 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .594 and an OPS+ of 153. Michael Brantley is hitting .324 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .384. He has totaled 128 hits and he has driven in 61 men in 395 at bats. His OPS+ is 139 while his slugging percentage is at .522. The Astros have 1,002 hits, including 204 doubles and 176 home runs. Houston has walked 407 times so far this season and they have struck out 781 times as a unit. They have left 772 men on base and have a team OPS of .821. They score 5.2 runs per contest and have scored a total of 562 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Cleveland has a 62-44 overall mark this year. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.28 and they have given up 302 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .237 against the Indians bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 340 batters and walked 101 opposing hitters. As a team, Cleveland allows 8 hits per nine innings while striking out 9.6 batters per nine innings. They are 4th in the league in team earned run average at 3.74. The Indians pitchers as a team have surrendered 838 base knocks and 391 earned runs this season. They have given up 136 home runs this year, which ranks 22nd in Major League Baseball. Cleveland as a staff has walked 292 hitters and struck out 1,003 batters. They give up a walk 2.8 times per 9 innings while they strike out 9.6 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.20 while their FIP as a staff is 4.05.
As a team, they are batting .248, good for 18th in the league. The Indians hold a .424 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .322, which is good for 17th in baseball. They rank 23rd in MLB with 8.3 hits per contest. Carlos Santana comes into this matchup batting .280 with an OBP of .400. He has 104 hits this year along with 57 RBI in 372 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .519 with an OPS+ of 138. Francisco Lindor is hitting .299 this season and he has an OBP of .349. He has collected 109 hits in 365 at bats while driving in 43 runs. He has an OPS+ of 123 and a slugging percentage of .518. The Indians as a unit have 880 base hits, including 179 doubles and 140 homers. Cleveland has walked 371 times this year and they have struck out on 871 occasions. They have had 714 men left on base and have an OPS of .747. They have scored 4.61 runs per game and totaled 489 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Astros/Indians MLB game against the spread?
Parlays Pundit's Pick: Take the Indians +190 and over 8.5 runs
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